Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong), Luang Prabang

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See some of the most prominent Lao monasteries and learn about their religious and cultural significance at Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong). The compound, built in 1560 in typical Laotian style, consists of twenty structures, including shrines, pavilions, gardens of ornamental plants, and residences. Pay special attention to the gilded doors made of wood, which depict events from the Buddha's life. Also, visit many surrounding facilities, including a library, a drum tower, and a ceremonial barge. Make Golden City Temple (Wat Xieng Thong) part of your personalized Luang Prabang itinerary using our Luang Prabang family vacation planner.
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  • Saccharin Street on a bicycle after was very helpful. At about 20 m from saccharin as a white gate and there was the entrance. The entrance is further along the Mekong River, the CENSIS-was the end of the street. Roof of the main hall are area and it was good. On the walls of the main hall behind glass (mirror? ) With mosaics made of wood and was clean. If you go at 4, just the Sun face for expedience, were sparkling. Buildings in which resides the hearse is also the mosaics.
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  • Well worth a look if you've seen other temples around Asia (or even if you haven't). Very well preserved and beautifully decorated. Must try to ring the Gong in the main temple building... It's harder...  more »
  • The temple is very old and beautiful. The beautiful murals. The Buddha, in a beautiful old church. Around the inside also has many other interesting.
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  • My favorite temple in luang prabang, worth to visit. There are a amazing and beatiful painting
  • Lovely place to see. Make sure to cover up knees and shoulders, you can rent cover ups for 5000. I'd suggest walking there too as it's only a little walk but the views of your surroundings is beautiful.
  • Beautiful temple. A must visit in Luang Prabang
  • A beautiful temple. Spend some time here (it costs 20,000 kip, so you might as well make the most of it). Be sure to enter both the main temple and the one housing a collection of Buddha statues. Really wish the entrance fee was less, but if you're going to pay to enter one of the temples here, this one's probably the one to hit.
  • A fairly intact and under 'restoration' Laotion Buddhist Wat. Worth visiting - signage explaining each building would be very useful.